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Linda K. Broge, 70, of North Platte, passed away September 29, 2013, at Great Plains Regional Medical Center after a valiant battle with cancer.
She was born on April 23, 1943, to Foster and Gertrude (Rose) Broge in Monroe, Wisconsin. She and her family moved to Sutherland, Nebraska, in 1952. Linda graduated from Sutherland High School in 1961. She attended Colorado State University in Fort Collins, receiving her BA in 1965. She received her MA from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln in 1967. She taught government and psychology at North Platte High School from 1967 until her retirement in 2000.
Linda was a member of the Sutherland Methodist Church, the Eastern Star in Lincoln, the NEA, NSEA, and NPEA as well as many other professional organizations. She was a member of the North Platte Public Library Advisory Board and the North Platte Public Library Foundation Board until her health no longer permitted this.
Linda loved photography, travel, needle work, flowers, but she especially had a passion for books and the North Platte Public Library and the Library Foundation.
She is survived by her sister, Jan (Paul) Goosey of North Platte; brother, Craig (Lori) Broge of Sutherland; nephews, Marcus and Matthew Goosey of North Platte; her aunts, Fern Rose of Phoenix, AZ, Gloria Frey (Lincoln); and many cousins and friends.
Linda was preceded in death by her parents; grandparents; and numerous other relatives.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the North Platte Public Library Foundation and online condolences may be shared at www.adamsswanson.com.
Cremation was chosen. Linda’s memorial service will be at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, October 3, at Adams and Swanson Funeral Home with Father Jeffrey Nelson officiating. Inurnment will be at Floral Lawns Memorial Gardens.
Those wishing to sign the register book may do so from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. today and Wednesday at Adams & Swanson Funeral Home which is in charge of arrangements.